A broken arm can range from a straightforward hairline fracture to a severe break that sees the ends of the bones push through the skin. The latter example is quite rare, but in between these two extremes there are other types of broken bone – some of which may require pins in your broken arm to put the bones back together again.
It is very important for a broken bone in any part of the body to set in the right position. If the ends are out of alignment, the bone will heal crookedly. This may be visible and it could lead to problems with the arm (in this case) in the future.
Can you receive compensation for pins in your broken arm?
Whenever someone breaks their arm and looks to receive compensation, it must be proven that a third party was involved. The third party should be the negligent party too, for the person with the broken arm to rightfully receive compensation.
When a claim is accepted, the severity of the injury will be considered. For example, an injury that takes a long time to heal or may present problems in the future will likely receive more than an injury that is resolved quickly and leaves no lasting effects. Similarly, someone with a broken arm that requires surgery to be pinned back together will likely be entitled to a greater sum in compensation than someone who has a hairline fracture that does not require pins to be set back into place.
How can you find out what applies for you?
Discovering the amount of compensation you could potentially receive might be useful if you are wondering whether to make a no-win, no-fee claim. The best way to see if you could claim and how easy it might be to do this is to call Accident Advice Helpline. We’ve assisted many people just like you before, and with over 16 years’ experience, you’re calling the right people for advice.
Call now on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 if you’re on a mobile phone. Either way, you are guaranteed to benefit from speaking to an experienced advisor about the pins in your broken arm. If your injury was caused through negligence, you have a chance to use the services of one of our personal injury lawyers to seek any compensation you may be entitled to.
Date Published: February 20, 2017
Author: Rob Steen